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Competition culture creates unnecessary stress for students

Competition culture creates unnecessary stress for students

Alison Kim, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019

Get good grades, get into a good college, get a good job. This is what many students hear on a daily basis. As finals week approaches, many students are reminded of the pressures to excel academically. “I think school stress is natural for everyone and tends to increase during finals because of...

Senioritis strikes again

Senioritis strikes again

Auva Soheili, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

Senioritis whips through the school hallways and crawls under classroom doors, infecting students and impacting their performance in school. In other words, with summer around the corner, student motivation has begun to melt away. Although the condition's name implies that only seniors are affected,...

First responders face the stress of saving lives

First responders face the stress of saving lives

Mariela Ramirez, Staff Writer

February 17, 2019

Imagine trudging through debris from a wildfire. Your job is to pick up what the fire hasn’t already destroyed. Houses are reduced to rubble and there isn’t a living thing in sight. The environment you’re in is stressful. Luckily, you’ve had the training to handle these types of drastic situatio...

Movie night recharges juniors before stress of dead week

Movie night recharges juniors before stress of dead week

Maya Lip, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018

Students from the junior class huddled together through the chilly night as the movie "Elf" played on the projector. On Dec. 7,  an activity called Junior Movie Night took place near the student union. The event started at 5 p.m. on the Friday night before dead week, and food was provided for anyone...

Potential advisory period provokes enthusiasm among students

Potential advisory period provokes enthusiasm among students

Nika Lobykina, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018

Carlmont is working on creating a new bell schedule that will implement an advisory period before lunch for both students and staff. Theoretically, an advisory period could improve communication between students and their teachers by providing them with extra time to speak about any missed work or general ...

Carlmont’s administration works to combat stress and anxiety

Carlmont’s administration works to combat stress and anxiety

Brianna Cheng, Scot Scoop Editor

October 18, 2018

It is no secret that both stress and anxiety can take a toll on students, especially in high school. Principal Ralph Crame, as well as the rest of the administration, wants to work to combat these everyday obstacles. To do so, he formed a mental health collaboration team following the Western Association...

Annual picnic gives seniors an outlet for stress

Annual picnic gives seniors an outlet for stress

Maya O'Sullivan, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018

As the end of the year approaches, seniors are dealing with the stress of finals and preparing for college. Carlmont’s annual senior picnic gives these students an opportunity to bond with their fellow classmates before they part for college. Activities director Jim Kelly said, “We have b...

Students struggle for a work-life balance

Students struggle for a work-life balance

Alexander English, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

A student ends the school day and rushes to work.  He leaves work 4 hours later and rushes home, beginning his homework. At 2 a.m., he finally finishes his day. As stress begins to overwhelm him, his grades slip. This is the reality for countless high school students around the country, but many...

Academic stress fuels academic cheating

Academic stress fuels academic cheating

Charlie McBrian, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017

Picture this: you have a math test in 20 minutes that you didn't study for. As you frantically attempt to remember what the previous unit was about, you remember your friend took the test a couple of hours earlier. Do you ask your friend for what the test is about, or do you tough it out and fail ...

Relaxation Motivation Club helps students destress

Relaxation Motivation Club helps students destress

Catherine Dahlberg, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017

Too many tests. Homework overload. Demanding parents and coaches. Relationship issues. Not enough time to sleep. These sources of high school stresses can take a toll on students who are working to get through the day while preparing for their future. The Relaxation Motivation Club...

Relaxation Motivation Club encourages healthy stress management

Relaxation Motivation Club encourages healthy stress management

Talia Fine, Scot Scoop Editor

May 31, 2017

A survey conducted by the American Psychological Society in 2013 found that stress is extremely common especially among teenagers, with school as a major contributor to the unhealthy amounts of angst and stress. Relaxation Motivation, a club co-founded this year by Sophie Srivastava, Anna Singer, and Samantha Owyang,...

Counselor appointments are accompanied by stress

Counselor appointments are accompanied by stress

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

February 23, 2016

Preparations for the 2016-2017 school year are already well on their way. During the months of Feb., March, and April, all students at Carlmont, except seniors, will have an appointment with their counselor in order to pick classes for the next school year. Freshmen have an even bigger task: they, alo...

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